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Dinner and Conversation with Dr. Patrisia Gonzales

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
12:00 AM
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48216

NCID hosts a community dinner and conversation with Dr. Patrisia Gonzales. 
Dr. Gonzales is Kickapoo, Commanche and Macehual and a promotora of Mexican Indigenous Medicine, an herbalist, and an apprenticing Traditional Birth Attendant. As a“promotora-investigadora” or community health promoter-researcher, her research combines applied Indigenous medicinal knowledge with explorations into under-girding philosophies and world views. Her scholarship examines Indigeneity from a hemispheric perspective; Indigenous communication practices; Mesoamerican symbols and codices as medicinal texts; and Indigenous medicine as parallel system(s) of knowledge that challenge and expand the paradigms of Western Science.